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As Government Shutdown Continues, California's Federal Workers Suffer

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Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA) stand on duty at the departure area of the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, on 5 January, 2019. - TSA staff are taking sick leave in record numbers since the partial government shutdown forced them to work without pay began on Deember 22, 2018. (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The federal government has been partially closed for nearly a month now, as President Trump continues to insist on funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. For some 800,000 federal employees, that’s meant weeks of being furloughed or working without pay. In this segment, we’ll hear from government workers in the Bay Area about how the shutdown is affecting their lives and the local economies. If you or your business are being affected by the government shutdown, please tell us how.

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